Hi! My name is Julie Chang and I’m an entertainment anchor/reporter in Los Angeles. I recently joined the Fox 11 Mornings News and Good Day LA team. This after spending almost 9 years in New York, where I had a fun franchise segment called “Truly Julie”, which inspired the name of my website! I feel extremely blessed to do what I love: share stories! And that’s essentially the focus of this website. I’m in a unique position to explore anything and everything that’s new, hip, fun, adventurous and delicious, and I hope you can vicariously experience these moments through lil’ ol’ me. And trust me, some of the best stuff never makes it on air, so you’ll also find plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes pictures and stories here.
A little bit about my background. I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan from South Korea when I was nine years old. My dad has sadly passed on, but I revel in the warmth of my mom and my two older sisters (and their amazing kids!). I majored in Economics at the University of Michigan and also studied Environmental Studies at Oxford University in the UK. I know, I know, Economics and Environmental Studies…so how did I end up doing Entertainment? I guess I just had to tackle the third “E”. Ha! In all seriousness, I am living my dream because of my somewhat tough teenager-dom. Long story short, I’ve been on my own since I was 15. My parents moved overseas, my sisters moved to NYC, etc., etc. This allowed me to soul search sooner than most and, simply put, I reached for the stars. So, it’s only fitting I’m here in Hollywood!
My love for journalism was sparked by a study abroad program called Semester at Sea. I sailed around the world for an entire semester, spending time in culturally rich locations such as Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and Japan. The voyage solidified my lifelong passion: storytelling that can expose, educate and enlighten others. The journey also left me with a monstrous travel bug bite, and since then I’ve traveled to 50 or so countries. Do not fear–I will whisk you away to far off places with my pictures and videos.
I also enjoy good food. So, I’ll be sharing my yummy tales here as well.
Celebrities, Travel, Culture and my favorite “F”s–Fashion, Food, and Family–are all subjects you’ll see here regularly and I hope to share them all with my signature giggle (which sounds a bit like a dolphin/sea otter/Woody Woodpecker). My goal is to make you smile…oh heck…even laugh at least once while surfing through my world. Thanks for stopping by and y’all come back now, ya hear? Cool beans.
Some other places you may recognize me from: “W”, “Lucky”, “New York Moves”, GQ, TimeOut New York and Cosmo Korea magazines. Guest judge on Korea’s “Star King”. Oh! And I also have a tiny cameo in the 2011 feature film “The Smurfs”.
Twitter: @JulieChang, Instagram: @TrulyJulieChang, Facebook.com/JulieChangFox11